It's my husband's fault that I got started in glass fusing. A few years ago we were searching for something that we could do and share together. I don't really care for sports and he doesn't really care much for gardening. We were both inspired by the beautiful pictures in a “how to” book about making enameled jewelry. Actually, I was truly inspired and he had casually thumbed through the book because I had left it in the bathroom. He did comment that enameled pieces looked really impressive and that he might want to learn how to make artwork like that someday. I interpreted someday as right now…
I called several different art schools and could not find anyone teaching a class on enameling. I did however find a two-day class on making fused glass jewelry, which is kind of similar to enameling. Both art forms use glass chips and a kiln…
After a few attempts my husband decided that fusing glass just wasn't for him. I on the other hand found glass fusing to be great fun! When I first started in 2000 I used a small corner of my husband's workshop in the basement and listened to an old radio that could only pick up one station (The station that plays the Delilah show). Now 10 years later, I've taken over most of the basement, acquired a stereo, and my husband's workshop has been reduced to his toolbox. Although I have laid claim to most of the tools contained within.
I have an extensive artistic background. I have worked in the commercial art field for over ten years. I am a published photographer and I also paint in acrylics and oils.  My fused glass is now sold in several galleries all across the country.  I am a past vice president of the Atlanta Glass Art Guild and continue to be an active member.  

 

 

 
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